School District money covers only a portion of the Choral Program’s yearly expenses, but giving students a rich variety of musical experiences requires us to go above and beyond the basics. Below are just some of the expenses we must cover:

  • Accompanists for all choirs
  • Purchase of new music
  • Auditorium use fees
  • Uniforms
  • Guest clinicians
  • Concert recordings
  • Guest musicians
  • Transportation to competitions and festivals
  • Registration fees for competitions and festivals
  • Program equipment (risers, accoustic shells, etc.)
  • Scholarships

Here are some ways you can help us cover these expenses.

Choral Fees

Each student is charged a $25 choral fee to help with the program expenses. Although this is not a mandatory fee, each student is encouraged to help if at all possible. If you have any questions, please contact Meghan Eldred at eldredm@dewittschools.net or call 517.668.3216.

Fundraising

Poinsettia Sales – Each year, the Choral Program sells poinsettias prior to the Christmas Holiday season as a fundraiser.  The sale usually begins in early November and lasts approximately 2-3 weeks.  The poinsettia are delivered in time to decorate the stage during the Holiday concert and then picked up by or delivered to the purchasers after the concert.

“Month of Winning” Calendar Raffle – Each Spring, the DVMB sells a monthly calendar which lists daily prizes that have been donated by parents and local businesses.  A calendar purchaser is randomly drawn each day and wins the prize listed for that day.  Look for announcements on this website on how to donate prizes or purchase a calendar.

2019 Dates

Cash or Gift Card Donations Due – TBD
Month of Winning Calendar Sales – TBD
Prize drawings daily – TBD

Sponsorship

Parents, families and businesses are encouraged to support the Choral Program through our Sponsorship program which combines a charitable donation and a variety of benefits to the sponsor. There are are a number of different levels of support available.

Levels of Support

  • Singer                $25 – $99
  • Leader               $100 – $249
  • Accompanist      $250 – $499
  • Conductor          $500 – $999
  • Maestro             $1,000 – $2,499
  • Encore               $2,500 +

DVMB Sponsorship Brochure

DVMB Sponsorship Form

Donation

A donation in any amount if always appreciated and will go towards supporting the Choral Program.

Reward Programs

The Meijer Rewards Program allows you to support the choral program simply by shopping!  By signing up for the Meijer Rewards Program, a percentage of all purchases will be donated to the DVMB.  This includes gas, pharmacy and online purchases.  It is easy to get started

  • Sign up online at Meijer.com/rewards or in any Meijer store.
  • Enter account ID 107708 as your designated account,
  • Earn cash for our choirs each time you shop!

All Meijer stores participate so even friends and family outside of DeWitt can join.